I Want: DIY Play Kitchen for a Boy

play kitchen for a boy

My husband can vouch how much I am dreaming about a play kitchen for our son. Most play kitchens on the market are too girly or won’t nicely fit in our home design. Which is why I want to create my own. I found my starting point for inspiration.

Ethan’s mom Becky designed a fabulous play kitchen for his little boy. Her DIY play kitchen is full on details and realistic functionalities. A magnet keeps the oven door closed while a motion sensor light turns on when the door is opened. Awesome!

I will make sure to careful read her tips before making my own. For sure, I will steal her idea of installing a sophisticated glass mosaic subway tile backsplash by buying the mosaic version of our own kitchen backsplash.

I plan to wait until we can easily work outside, which should be by the end of Spring to start Zack’s play kitchen. This leaves me more time to bring his dad on board. I need his help to build it. Until then, I will day dream looking at Ethan’s manly play kitchen.

+ photo credits: Becky Voboril of Preparing for Peanut

  • Becky @
    January 17, 2013 at 18:22

    WOW! I’m blushing! Thanks for the feature and good luck with your kitchen! Please let me know how it turns out…I’d love to feature it on my blog in return :).

    • Kim
      January 17, 2013 at 22:57

      It’s was my pleasure. You deserve the spotlight, Becky. My geek husband is thrilled with the project since this might be a perfect application for an Arduino with sensors project ( I will be glad to share it, once it is built, with you.

  • Amber
    January 18, 2013 at 00:25

    How amazingly beautiful is that? I have a little girl and we love pink but I’m not a big fan of having a crazy pink plastic kitchen in the middle of my home. My husband and I have been talking about building her a kitchen for her 2nd birthday and I think I just found my perfect inspiration. Can I say it one more time? HOW BEAUTIFUL! I can’t wait to see what you come up with Kim!

    • Kim
      January 18, 2013 at 16:01

      I am glad that I inspired you, Amber, to make your own. I wear a bright pink shirt today but I’m with you about the lack of style of the plastic kitchen. Plus, when she will get older, your little girl could brag about how lucky she is to have such a unique and beautiful play kitchen. 😀